We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

WinInet Issue with HttpOpenRequest (C++)

Jax Logan
Jax Logan asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-14

I'm trying to post an xml message to a remote server. The issue is that the server always responds with http code 500 unless I post the correct xml message. But when I try to open a request handle via HttpOpenRequest, the call will fail and gives me a 12005 - invalid URL so I can't get to the next step of actually posting the message via HttpSendMessage. It's a catch 94.7

Is there a way around it without having to change the server implementation?


Call flow:

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 7 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE